Nevada City Walking Tour
Nevada City is the prettiest and most interesting of California Gold Rush towns. After more than a century of pioneer heritage, Nevada City remains the most complete gold town in California. It is both a genuine small town and living museum. Today, visitors enjoy exploring the town’s narrow streets and century-old buildings.
Nevada City Tree Tour
Nevada City is filled with beautiful trees and now you can learn about them through a new illustrated fold-out map and guide, “The Nevada City Tree Tour.” The self-guided walking (or driving) tour of 42 native and non-native trees in the downtown Nevada City area. Pick up the map in the Chamber Office.
Fall Colors in Nevada City
The Nevada City fall colors map shows a self-guided tour to some of the townʼs best fall color areas. The tour takes about 15 minutes by car, longer for cyclists or energetic walkers. Nevada Cityʼs best fall colors are in historic residential neighborhoods. Many of these trees were planted by early settlers.
Local Museums, Carriage Rides & More
Book a private carriage ride, drawn by grand Percheron draft horses and driven by coachmen with top hats and tails, through downtown Nevada City. Tour the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, an historical landmark, built of timber and stone, that served the needs of California gold miners in the mid-1800’s. If you’re feeling adventurous take a whitewater rafting tour.
Printable Map of Nevada City
If you need a small map to print and put in your pocket while you’re wandering around town, download our .pdf of the main streets in the downtown area, and Seven Hills Business District.
Points of Interest
Discover the historical treasures in Nevada City. Wander into the National Hotel, the state’s oldest, continuously-operated hotel. Walk by the Sargent House on Broad Street, built in 1856 by civic leader and former U.S. Senator Aaron A. Sargent. Find the old Firehouse No. 2, featured in many photos of Nevada City.